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Today's Sports

  • It’s West’s week

    With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and clinging to a 2-1 edge, the West Las Vegas baseball team watched warily as Robertson slugger Ryan Tafoya stepped up to bat.

    “I asked our guys if we wanted to walk him or not,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Ultimately, the Dons agreed they wanted to take their chances and pitch to Tafoya, who was coming off a career performance — three home runs, including a walk-off grand slam — against Pojoaque a few days earlier.

  • Isotopes: 21 hits vs. Hawks

    Albuquerque dashed out to a 5-0 head start after one inning, sailing to a 12-2 win in the series finale against division rival Oklahoma City on Tuesday at Isotopes Park.

    Eight Isotopes batters had multiple hits — contributing to a team total of 21 — and catcher Matt Wallach drove in a team-high three runs.

    Alex Castellanos, Scott Van Slyke, Matt Angle, Alfredo Amezaga and Tony Gwynn all had three hits apiece, helping the ‘Topes climb back over .500 at 10-9.

  • Cowboys to close home slate this...

    Seventeen senior Cowboy baseball players will see their final home action at Brandt Park this weekend when NMHU (24-18 overall, 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) plays a series against Colorado State-Pueblo.

    The series begins 3 p.m. Friday, with a doubleheader set for noon Saturday and a single game at noon Sunday.

  • Rec has Cinco plans

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will host a teen dance 6 p.m. May 3 and a mushball tournament May 4.

    Call the center, 426-1739, for details on Cinco week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page B2)
    Softball
    • LCC at Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Midland, Texas
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tennis
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at pre-district meet, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State, TBA, Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Little League - April 26, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Angels vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Bats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7 p.m.

    TEE-BALL DIVISION
    Friday games: Bulldogs vs. Wolverines, 5:15 p.m.; Sundevils vs. Wildcats, 6:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - April 26, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Fire vs. Dynamo, Field 1; Rapids vs. Crew, Field 2; Sounders vs. United, Field 3; Earthquakes vs. Chivas, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Juventus vs. AC Milan, Field 1; Manchester City vs. Hot Spurs, Field 2; Galaxy-Mora vs. Barcelona, Field 3

    U10 DIVISION

  • Go Fish - April 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, April 23:

  • On to nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time since 2008, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club has qualified for nationals.

    After winning the Rio Grande Union title against in-state competitors the Las Cruces Horny Toads, the Vatos headed to Tucson to compete in regional playoffs April 13-14. Enduring two hard-fought battles against the Tucson Magpies and the Phoenix Camelbacks the Vatos emerged victorious as nationals qualifiers for the Division III in college rugby.  

  • Cowboys rally past Grizzlies

    Tyler Hayes batted a perfect 5 for 5, including a home run and a double, to lead New Mexico Highlands in a nailbiter of an 11-10 win over upstart Adams State Sunday in Alamosa, Colo.

    Highlands won three of four over the Grizzlies, improving to 24-18 overall and 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASU is 10-31, 8-21 in its first season back after a long hiatus from baseball.